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Regional police mergers will cost £1 billion

The Telegraph today reports that the Government’s scheme to force police forces to merge into 12 regional constabularies will cost £1 billion. Nobody really wants distant, unaccountable regional constabularies, especially if there is such a big bill attached. When the private sector talks about mergers it also talks about cost savings. It seems public sectors mergers cost money. How does that work?